A Psychological investigation of researcher's perceptions of texts

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105467
Title:
A Psychological investigation of researcher's perceptions of texts
Author:
Dillon, Andrew
Editors:
Feeney, M.; Merry, K.
Citation:
A Psychological investigation of researcher's perceptions of texts 1990, :104-113 Information Technology and the Research Process
Publisher:
London: Bowker-Saur
Journal:
Information Technology and the Research Process
Issue Date:
1990
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105467
Submitted date:
2006-06-09
Abstract:
This item is not the definitive copy. Please use the following citation when referencing this material: Dillon, A. (1990) Accessing information: a psychological analysis of researchers' perceptions of texts. In: M. Feeney and K. Merry (eds.) Information Technology and the Research Process, London: Bowker-Saur, 104-113. Abstract: An important aspect of any application of new technology is understanding how the proposed users of this technology conceptualise the task domain. In terms of the research process this requires an appreciation of researchers' practices and preferences. Only in this way is it possible to develop technology which will support the researcher. The present paper outlines work carried out within the academic community under the British Library funded Project QUARTET. It reports on research aimed at understanding human interaction with a variety of text-based information sources with a view to specifying user requirements for future technologies. By employing personal construct theory and repertory grid analysis it becomes possible to shed light on researchers' perceptions and uses of current sources of information. Results are presented and the implications of such findings for the development of information storage, retrieval and presentation systems will be discussed.
Type:
Book Chapter
Language:
en
Keywords:
Cognitive Science; Human Computer Interaction
Local subject classification:
human factors

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDillon, Andrewen_US
dc.contributor.editorFeeney, M.en_US
dc.contributor.editorMerry, K.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-09T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:26:02Z-
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-06-09en_US
dc.identifier.citationA Psychological investigation of researcher's perceptions of texts 1990, :104-113 Information Technology and the Research Processen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105467-
dc.description.abstractThis item is not the definitive copy. Please use the following citation when referencing this material: Dillon, A. (1990) Accessing information: a psychological analysis of researchers' perceptions of texts. In: M. Feeney and K. Merry (eds.) Information Technology and the Research Process, London: Bowker-Saur, 104-113. Abstract: An important aspect of any application of new technology is understanding how the proposed users of this technology conceptualise the task domain. In terms of the research process this requires an appreciation of researchers' practices and preferences. Only in this way is it possible to develop technology which will support the researcher. The present paper outlines work carried out within the academic community under the British Library funded Project QUARTET. It reports on research aimed at understanding human interaction with a variety of text-based information sources with a view to specifying user requirements for future technologies. By employing personal construct theory and repertory grid analysis it becomes possible to shed light on researchers' perceptions and uses of current sources of information. Results are presented and the implications of such findings for the development of information storage, retrieval and presentation systems will be discussed.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherLondon: Bowker-Sauren_US
dc.subjectCognitive Scienceen_US
dc.subjectHuman Computer Interactionen_US
dc.subject.otherhuman factorsen_US
dc.titleA Psychological investigation of researcher's perceptions of textsen_US
dc.typeBook Chapteren_US
dc.identifier.journalInformation Technology and the Research Processen_US
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